Jasper Co. IAGenWeb
Atlas Table of Contents

Standard Historical Atlas of Jasper County, Iowa

The Huebenger Survey and Map Publishing Co.,
Davenport, Iowa, 1901.

Biographical Sketches

~ Iske, Christian ~

Christian Iske, residing on Section 18, Newton Township, was born in Germany February 3, 1837, where he resided until 1854, and came to the United States, and for a time was engaged as a farm hand near Davenport, Iowa. He then bought 80 acres in Muscatine County, which he improved, and on which he resided until 1869, when he came to Jasper County. The parents of our subject were William and Caroline (Fogel) Iske, natives of Germany. His mother died in her native country, and his father came to the United States accompanied by our subject. December 26, 1868, Sophie Hartwig became the wife of our subject. She was born in Germany February 7, 1847. They became the parents of one child, Lena, who died when three years of age. Starting in life empty-handed, Mr. Iske has been more than ordinarily successful in his business ventures. He now owns 280 acres of Jasper County soil, which is well improved; and some property in the city of Newton, all of which has been accumulated by his own efforts and careful management. Politically, Mr. Iske supports the principles laid down by the Gold Democrats. Page 35

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